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, happy to be home, we want to show you the photo of merrill newman and his wife, happy at home. he says he is truly grateful for all the support he and his family have received during this ordeal. korean war veteran merrill newman arrived at san francisco international airport to a group of media. he held hands with his wife, lee, and his son, jeff, was beside him. >> good morning, i'm delighted to be home. i want to thank the swedish embassy in korea. >> reporter: he was released with humanitarian gesture, based on his age. >> it is a great homecoming, and i'm tired, ready to be with my family now. and thank you all for the support we got. and very much appreciate it. >> reporter: newman was getting ready to leave north korea october 26th after a ten-day visit there when he was taken off the plane. the government detained him for more than a month, accusing him of being a criminal involved in the killing of civilians during the korean war. this video released on state-run television november 29th shows newman reading a handwritten apology. the political experts say it was likely writte
is on assignment. >>> 85-year-old merrill newman has be detained in north korea now for more than a month. kpix 5's mark kelly is in our newsroom. we're learning that newman apparently in good health. mark. >> reporter: frank, swedish diplomats have been able to visit him giving him medication for his heart. the obama administration is now urging for newman's release citing his advanced age and health conditions. >> i can understand that in u.s. and western countries, there is misleading information and propaganda about pprk. >> reporter: north korean state media released this video over the weekend of detained american tourist 85-year-old merrill newman reading a handwritten apology. pyongyang said newman admits he is guilty of big crimes when he fought for the u.s. in the korean war killing civilians, working with anticommunist guerrillas and planning now 60 years later to try to meet up with them. the video shows newman signing the four-page statement he read on camera dated november 9 and sealing it with his thumbprint in red ink. what was to him next isn't clear. after being held since late oc
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, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, pursuing the common good for over 30 years, united health care, and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to know your business. offering specialized solutions and capital to help you meet your growth objectives. we offer expertise and tailored solutions for small businesses and major corporations. hat can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news america." >> this is "bbc world news america." reporting from washington, i am laura. a show of force in ukraine. security forces try to disperse protestors and storm the offices of the main opposition party. thailand's prime minister dissolves the low house of parliament in the face of ma protests there and calls for early elections. the demonstrators say it is not enough. and as south africa prepares for a huge memorial for nelson mandela, we speak exclusively to his eldest daughter about his final days. >> in the last moment, we were sitting with him on thursday, the whole day. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america, and also around
the experience. merrill newman returned home saturday during captivity newman read an apology for aiding guerrillas during the war. today revealing north koreans wrote it and he tried to convey that while reading it by emphasizing bad grammar. newman says he ran into trouble during his trip when asking if he can meet war veterans saying quote north koreans seemed to have m misinterpreted by curiosity. it's clear north koreans feel more anger about the war than i realized. >> six major silicon valley tech companies calling on the president and congress to curve government surveillance programs. among the companies are google and linkedn, facebook, yahoo and twitter. all companies are publishing an open letter in several u.s. newspapers today, documents leaked by edward snowden revealed the government collected information from millions without knowledge. >> apple introduces new technology at ilths its retail stores so look for. that >> those stories and more, cory johnson is here with this afternoon's after the bell report. hi, cory. >> still big news is the tech leaders zoining together.
.s. military veteran held captive in north koresince late october. 85-year-old merrill newman arriving at san francisco airport earlier today. by the way, that was after turning down a ride on air force 2 with vice president biden. speaking to reporters about being back on american soil. >> it's been a great, great homecoming. tired but ready to stay with my family now and thank you all for the support we got and very much appreciate it. >> we are following the story in los angeles. i have to say, he looks pretty good considering what he's gone through. >> absolutely. this is a 32-day ordeal. that's quite a lot for an 85-year-old guy to go through. he wouldn't say exactly how the north koreans had treated him. the only comment he gave us was the food was healthy. no other details. he was very much aware there had been heavy diplomatic efforts to get him released. something he acknowledged when he spoke to the press earlier. listen to this. >> i want to thank the swedish embassy in pyongyang and the american embassy in beijing for all their help. >> he'd been accused by the north koreans of cr
the detainment of palo alto war veteran merrill newman in north korea. biden arrived there today. the white house has already issued a formal request for newman's release. the 85-year-old was detained in late october after the end of a ten-day visit to north korea. over the weekend, north korean television aired a video of newman apologizing for crimes during the korean war. experts believe the statement was coerced. during the war, newman served in a top-secret army unit. nicknamed the white tigers. which trained anti-communist guerillas. >>> vice president biden will also visit south korea during his trip as well as china where he will meet with president xi jiping. the two will most likely discuss china's new claim over the east china sea and the threat it continues to make to countries who fly over that airspace. >>> violence is escalating in southern asia tonight. as anti-government protesters clash with police in thailand. at least four people have been killed there after three straight days of fighting in bangkok. nearly 30,000 people are protesting, determined to topple prime minister sin
possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, giving all profits to charity and pursuing the common good for over 30 years, union bank, and united health care. >> my customers can shop around, see who does good work and compare costs. it can always work that way with health care. with united health care i get information on quality ratings of doctors, treatment options, and estimates for how much i will pay. that helps me and my guys make informed decisions. i don't like guesses with my business, and definitely not with our health. >> that's health in numbers. united health care. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to understand the industry you operate in. working to nurture new ventures and help provide capital for key strategic decisions. we offer expertise and tailored solutions in a wide range of industries. hat can we do for you? >> "bbc world news" was >> "bbc world news" was presented by kcet, los angeles. ♪ jingle bells, jingle bells narrator: coming up, it's everyone's favorite christmas present-- a
merrill newman, the 85-year-old north korean war vet, coming home, having been held for a month, over the weekend so he is free. but there is still another american held prisoner there, kenneth bae, the christian mission snaer, has been held for more than a year now in a country that is unstable. if there is a power struggle, makes it very difficult for diplomats to work out how to get him home. >> some serious discussion regarding that man, bae, on whether the worm, dennis rodman, might be able to facilitate such a deal. >> we can only hope that dennis rodman can bring his unmatched diplomatic skills here and make a difference. somehow i doubt it. >> kind of doubt it, too, but if there's a way to get him to focus on that sort of thing, it would be wonderful to get kenneth bae home. >> if dennis rodman can do it, all power to him. >> i've been following, and many of you have, too, this matter in ukraine. there's a very important country in the middle of a strategic -- in a strategic location where the government seems to want to be on the side of russia, and the people want to be sort
newman resting at his home in california after spending more than a month in captivity in north korea. he's also sharing new details about his ordeal, including the menu.
." funding is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, pursuing the common good for over 30 years, united health care, and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to know your business. offering specialized solutions and capital to help you meet your growth objectives. we offer expertise and tailored solutions for small businesses and major corporations. hat can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news america." >> this is "bbc world news america." reporting from washington, i am laura. a show of force in ukraine. security forces try to disperse protestors and storm the offices of the main opposition party. thailand's prime minister dissolves the low house of parliament in the face of ma protests there and calls for early elections. the demonstrators say it is not enough. and as south africa prepares for a huge memorial for nelson mandela, we speak exclusively to his eldest daughter about his final days. >> in the last moment, we were sitting with him on thursday, the whole day.
that american veteran being held captive in north korea. turns out that 85-year-old merrill newman was part of a special forces unit that trained a secret guerrilla group during the korean war. members of the group were waiting to reunite with newman in south korea, just before he was detained. >>> and a bizarre scene to show you from a safari lodge in central africa. although really not bizarre. that's where they live. >> yeah. >> not just an elephant in the room. try six. the herd apparently likes to -- >> that's a lobby? >> they say the herd likes to take a shortcut through the lodge after feeding on a nearby fruit tree. it's not a shortcut to them, it's just how you go. who decided to build this house in the middle of our cafeteria? i think is a better question. >>> and finally, imagine you buy a lottery ticket. >> yeah. >> and it's a $50 million winning lottery ticket. >> i'm in. >> and you have no idea because you lost the ticket. >> oh! question of the morning. should you still get the money? >> yes. >> that is what happened to this woman in canada. the money went unclaimed for a yea
-armed nation. also worth remembering while merrill newman, an american korean war vet who was seized in north korea back in october was released this weekend and came home to california, kenneth bey, another american, is still being held. he is a christian missionary of course who has been held for more than one year now. any instability in north korea, of course, jon and jenna, makes it much harder for diplomats here to work to get kenneth bey home. jon: pretty string situation there. >> reporter: always is. jon: jonathan hunt. thank you. jenna: back at home, the disis grad former mayor of san diego is back in the spotlight. bob filner will be sentenced for sexually harassing women at campaign events or city hall. filner will probably not be serving prison time. because after plea deal he will get three months of home confinement, three years of probation and mandatory mental health treatment. 19 women accused him of inappropriate behavior during his time in office. jon: some silicon valley giants say the nsa went to far greater lengths to collect data on americans than they first thought. w
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